The Best Free Online Pinball Games

Rack up a high score without quarters

Close up of bumpers with arrows in pinball machine

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While they can't quite compete with physical pinball machines, online pinball simulation apps are visually realistic and can be tailored to almost any theme. Plus, many of them are completely free. Here are some worth trying.

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Ratatouille: Rat'N'Roll Pinball

Rat'N'Roll pinball web page

What We Like

  • Fast-paced and fun.

  • Colorful graphics.

  • Realistic animations.

What We Don't Like

  • Controls can glitch in some browsers.

  • High difficulty level.

  • No voice acting from the movie.

Disney has made several good free pinball games to promote their films. The Rat'N'Roll table is based on the 2007 animated film "Ratatouille." With fun animations and sound effects, nice ball action, solid flippers, and some neat ramps to shoot for, Rat'N'Roll is a pretty good time that reminds you of the popular movie it's based ‚Äčon.

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Power Pinball

Power Pinball web page

What We Like

  • Very active pinball game.

  • Colorful graphics.

  • Addictive gameplay.

What We Don't Like

  • Action can be difficult to follow.

  • Complicated controls.

  • Additions like teleporters may turn off pinball purists.

Power Pinball is not like a traditional pinball game. It features teleporters, breakable blocks, ball storms, and more. A lot is going on in here, with all kinds of fruits and vegetables to aim for, as well as the possibility of unleashing multiple balls. The game has a neat layout, but with flippers everywhere it can be hard to anticipate when to hit them. Also, the flippers tend to stick and sometimes feel too soft even when they're working.

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RapidMotion Pinball

RapidMotion Pinball screen

What We Like

  • Futuristic theme.

  • Great sound effects.

  • Strategic pinball action.

What We Don't Like

  • Small game play area.

  • Overly complex when multiple balls are in play.

  • Lacks the bombast of other pinball games.

This unusual pinball adaptation is a high-speed diversion from more traditional games. It uses a small, round table that generates a variety of targets as the game progresses. True to its name, the action in RapidMotion is lightning fast, and there can be multiple balls in action at the same time.

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Spiderman Pinball

Spiderman Pinball Game Online

What We Like

  • Comic-themed graphics.

  • Fun soundtrack.

  • Creative animations.

What We Don't Like

  • Slow-paced action.

  • Difficult to master controls.

  • Advertisements display before the game starts.

Spiderman Pinball is a colorful comic book-inspired game that lets you play as Spider-Lad or Batsman. Each character has their own themed table. This is also a super vertical pinball table, with flippers all along its length, so players can send balls soaring to great heights.

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Starsky & Hutch Pinball

Starsky & Hutch Pinball web page

What We Like

  • Realistic pinball graphics.

  • Great sound effects.

  • Nostalgic look and feel.

  • Supports up to 4 players.

What We Don't Like

  • Hard to see.

  • Balls move too fast at times.

  • It's tiny.

Even if the 2004 "Starsky & Hutch" remake wasn't very memorable, it produced this fun pinball game. Ball movements can get blistering fast, but the flippers are more responsive than in most digital pinball games. It also allows up to four players. But, it does have some drawbacks. The game screen is tiny. And while it's one of the few Flash pinball games that lets you set up your own controls, it doesn't seem to save high scores properly.

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Wall-E Pinball

Wall-E Pinball web page

What We Like

  • Cute Pixar-themed graphics.

  • Fun animations.

  • Smooth controls.

What We Don't Like

  • Repetitive sound effects.

  • Low-quality background music.

  • Loads slower when using an ad blocker.

This fine pinball game is based on the adorable 2008 Disney Pixar animated film "Wall-E." The table is relatively large (though it appears small on high-resolution monitors) and it has some great ramps that trigger unusual effects. The physics are well done and the flippers pack enough punch to get the ball where you want it to go.